Tribal Libraries in the United States

A Directory of American Indian and Alaska Native Facilities


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About the Book

Created by and for a specific American Indian community and offering special materials related to the tribe itself, a tribal library may also serve as homework center, a reading room, a tribal archive or a community center.
Entries offer information on each tribe’s ethnology, language and history, location and contact details, as well as a description of collections, services and access policies. Input from library staff and patrons about what makes their libraries unique and important to their communities is also included. Maps are included to show the locations of the libraries in each state.

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Peterson is a literature librarian at the University of Oregon Libraries.

Bibliographic Details

Elizabeth Peterson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 136
Bibliographic Info: 30 maps, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2939-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1852-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

Alabama      5
Alaska      6
Arizona      19
California      26
Colorado      37
Connecticut      38
Florida      40
Iowa      43
Kansas      44
Maine      45
Massachusetts      46
Michigan      48
Minnesota      53
Mississippi      55
Missouri      56
Montana      57
Nebraska      62
Nevada      64
New Mexico      68
New York      74
North Carolina      77
North Dakota      78
Oklahoma      81
Oregon      89
South Dakota      94
Texas      96
Utah      98
Washington      100
Wisconsin      110
Wyoming      115

References      117
Selected Bibliography for Further Reading      119
Index      123

Book Reviews & Awards

“a much-needed resource…a well-laid-out guide”—Booklist; “invaluable”—ARBA; “valuable…essential directory”—Counterpoise; “fills an important gap…a useful resource”—Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education; “interviews are enlightening”—Multicultural Review.